The domestic release of Mortal Kombat may have been pushed back an extra week, but internationally the movie has already begun screening in seventeen foreign markets. Figures from the first week show positive returns from the franchise blockbuster. Read on for details:
Deadline reports that Mortal Kombat has taken a robust $10.7 million in its first week on 4,596 overseas screens. This reportedly makes it the biggest Hollywood blockbuster to open in the last year, demonstrating recovery from a widely experienced COVID-19 pandemic depression.
According to Deadline: Russia led the charge with $6.1 million taken in the opening week. Middle East and Asian nations rounded out the biggest earning sectors since the April 9th open: Saudi Arabia ($691,000), United Arab Emirates ($689,000), Thailand ($574K), and Taiwan ($554K).
The super-sized screen of IMAX is also proving to be a successful draw for Mortal Kombat, taking $1.1 million on 125 screens. Deadline notes 37 IMAX screenings will soon be added across Asia, South America, , Kenya and Spain. A special poster was created to promote the screenings.
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It's too soon to call the movie a hit, but it seems on trend to be one of the biggest movies of the last 16 months, continuing a strong return to theatres for Warners started with Godzilla vs Kong. Like the giant monster movie, Mortal Kombat maximizes screentime with a total length under two hours.
Watch the Meet the Kast featurette and revisit the official red band trailer to prepare yourself. Then dive in to the Media & Merchandise forum to join the countdown to the April 23rd release!